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Category: Live In The US

  • How to Replace a Stolen or Lost Green Card

    Our office receives tons of frantic phone calls from Lawful Permanent Residents who lost their Permanent Resident Cards, more commonly known as Green Cards. A Green Card is an identity document that is proof of a Lawful Permanent Resident’s status, as well as their right to live and work in the United States. The good […]
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  • U.S. Passports Boast New Look & Enhanced Security Features

    The United States government recently introduced a new passport called the Next Generation Passport (NGP) that will not only look different than older passports, but it also has some new unique features to boost safety for travelers.  Physically, the NGP will be much different from older versions of passports in a variety of ways. Some […]
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  • I-130 Processing Times

    The top question we receive from individuals applying for family-based or marriage-based permanent residence in the U.S. is: How long will it take to get my green card? This answer will vary depending on the method that families and couples pursue to obtain this benefit as well as the category of relationship involved. Watch the […]
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  • USCIS Has Extended Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS has announced that it is extending the flexibilities initially announced on March 30th, 2020. These flexibilities are designed to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors who are responding to certain: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); Notices of Intent to Deny; Notices of Intent to Revoke; Notices […]
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  • 4 Things You Should Do at Your Immigration Interview

    Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom talks about four things you must do at your immigration interview in the video below. Preparing for a marriage-based green card interview – we’ve got that on the Berardi Blog, too. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • Top 10 Travel Tips Recommended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    With Christmas just a couple of days away, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released some tips that travelers should heed to ensure smooth travel as wait times at Ports of Entry and airports will surely be increased during this busy holiday season. Prepare your documents Possess a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative document such […]
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  • Congratulations, You’re a U.S. Citizen!

    Citizenship/naturalization is a permanent benefit with many privileges, including worry-free travel and the ability to participate in the US electoral process. The Form N-400, Naturalization Application is currently 20 pages long, and consists of complex biographic and travel questions. It is imperative that all information is accurately and properly completed to prevent delays in processing […]
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  • Immigration Help for Those Affected by Natural Disasters

    USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by a natural disaster, such as the recent tornadoes in Kentucky and surrounding states. To seek relief because of a natural disaster, you must still file any regularly required USCIS form(s) for your specific request, and then explain how the natural disaster created a need for the […]
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  • DHS Announces Streamlined Processing for Afghan Nationals as They Resettle in the U.S.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will exempt filing fees and begin to streamline the application processing for Afghan nationals who were paroled into the United States for humanitarian reasons after July 30th, 2021. The DHS will streamline the process through the Operation Allies Welcome program, which is an ongoing effort […]
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  • Major Settlement Will Change How USCIS Adjudicates Work Permits for Nonimmigrant Spouses

    USCIS has announced major policy guidance changes as to how they will adjudicate work permits for certain H-4, E, and L nonimmigrant dependent spouses. The process of obtaining employment authorization documents from USCIS has long been a problem in the immigration system. Recent litigation in the case Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas reversed the USCIS […]
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